Wednesday, November 17, 2010

WOYWW 76: Busy swaps and a sick Bleubeard

I almost didn't join in tonight (it's night where I am). It took me till today (still Tuesday here) to get around to everyone, but I finally made it! I still can't leave messages to a couple of sites, but I know some can, and can't understand why I (and Spyder) can't. Regardless, I'm here, and you should visit Julia's Stamping Ground if you have no idea what this blog hop or all these W's are all about.


The reason I didn't want to join in today was because I have three swaps going at the moment. They are all due this weekend or sooner. The one in front is nearly ready. All I need is to make a tag. Sorry, can't show anything until my swap partner receives it.

On the right is my Teal Dreams cover that I'm still working on. I plan to finish the book on Thursday and have it in the mail on Friday.

In the back, near the horse,


are some confetti pieces I need for the swap that will be due the 20th, which is Saturday. With any luck, I'll have my part finished before then, and since I'm the host, will have it out the door by Monday morning. So, you can see, I have a busy week.

For those of you new to my blog, I feature one or more of my approximately 450 rocking horses each week on Wednesday. I haven't done a very good job of hiding them lately.


Also, my poor Bleubeard is having trouble keeping food down. He normally has a full bowl of food, but the vet wants him to have only 1/2 cup of food three times a day. You can see the bowl looks pretty empty this way. This is only his second feeding of this food.


I guess I'll know in the next hour or so if it is going to stay down. He sure likes this new food, though, as well he should for the price I'm paying!

I didn't think I was going to play this week, so didn't notify Kirsty she is my pick of the day until just a few minutes ago. I learned a lot about Kirsty this week, while visiting her blog. Although she is a WOYWWer, I managed to visit on a day when she told her life in an alphabetic page layout. Her wit and humor show in every post, whether intentional or not. Kirsty, like many WOYWWers, lives in the UK and is an ESOL teacher when she's not playing mom, scrapbooking, or making jewelry. Hope you will stop by and see her at Handmade by Kirsty today.

84 thoughtful remarks:

voodoo vixen said...

Aaaaw, so glad you managed to find the time to WOYWW and give us pics of the lovely Bleubeard! I really hope the new food agrees with him (even if it is pricey) and it stays down.
You really do have a lot on your plate at the moment - when do you actually relax???

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

ahhhhh I hope the darling kitty gets better soon.

Hugs

Kay
Toodles & Binks

Jennie said...

So glad you joined in, and loving the horse :)) hoping to pop over to all woyywwers today! ok as many as I can lol
Hugs x

Chrissie said...

I love your 'rolling' horse... funny but it still looks like a rocking horse, except he hasn't got a rocker!
Have a great day Elizabeth... and fingers crossed for Bleubeard... hope he'll be fine!
Chrissie

Hels Sheridan said...

It wouldn't have been the same without you hun! Hope that Bleubeard is ok and manages better having his food this way. Does he have wet food at all? Greedy AlfieCat has both LOL ... big hugs for Bleu x (and you of course :O))

Pam said...

Oh, good luck to Bluebeard! I hope he eats like it is Thanksgiving right NOW! Thanks for taking the time to post - keep us updated next week when things get calmer.

AmberInk is #3 on Woyww this week!

akilli melek said...

good to see you here elizabeth. Give bleubeard a cuddle from me. Hope he feels better soon. Hope you can get some rest after all those swaps too. caroline #13

Kirsty.a said...

Thank you so much for featuring my blog. I can't ell you how chuffed I am - this is the first time I've linked to by anyone else.
Hope Bluebeard gets better soon. I didn't have time to get WOYWW this week,wih Ofsed looming, guess I'd better get posting!

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
glad you managed to join in, i didnt make it all the way last week, hope do better this week. Gorgeous rocking horse, i do hope Bluebeard is feeling much better soon, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x(29)

Jo Davies said...

Morning fab horse I see and I hope your cat feels better soon! Jo xxx

Susan said...

Hi Elizabeth,

how are you? I am sorry to hear that Bleubeard is ill. I hope it is nothing serious. sending out healing and positive energy his way!
Susan

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Oh, such a wonderful horse and I'll hope your Bleubeard will get better soon. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment :)

Pam said...

Thanks for visiting, I've been havin problems with that pesky error for weeks now!! Hope Bluebeard is better soon Hugs Pam x

jude said...

So glad you came and joined in we would have missed you.The Rocking horse looks fab!im sure you will get the swaps out on time.Have alovely wednesday.
hugs jude#41

Doone said...

glad you posted, hope Bleubeard keeps down the special food, have posted your ATC...must dash have to get some work done by an 8am deadline...


Dx

Mummylade said...

I hope he recovers the poor darling!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous rocking horse. Sorry to hear about Bluebeard. Hope he perks up very soon. Thanks for sharing your workspace with us. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 34)

Spyder said...

Yes it's Moy yin again...it's all dark, and I still can't comment, but I did try and get round everyone, I got lost in the middle! Love love love your rocking horse with the wheels,I'm beginning to suddenly get the urge to go out and start collecting them, Irealise I already have four!! One's a button, and the other three are Christmas Decorations! Does that count?!? Have a Great WOYWW!
((Lyn))#42

Mandi said...

Aww I do hope Bleubeard is ok and keeps his food down
Our 'babies' are such a worry eh!
My little Belle was ill in the night only the night before last, had to have cuddles on the sofa until 2am bless her!

Happy WOYWW Elizabeth
mandi x
Siper Rocking horse as always

Joanne said...

Awh poor little love. I hope he gets well soon.

Helen said...

So glad you made it - it wouldn't be the same without you! Hope you are both ok soon and you get your swaps done. LOVE that rocking horse today.

Tuire Flemming said...

I´m very busy now, when getting ready to the Christmas-fair (december 2.-6.) but I had to come here and say hello to you and poor Bleubeard. Hope he´s getting better! Say meow to him!!!

Wipso said...

This horse is gorgeous :-) Really hope Bleubeard recovers very soon.
A x

Cheryl said...

oh so glad you did join in hun,as love poping over to your blog yours is one of the first I always look for,loveing the pictures of bluebeard,hope the food agrees with him too and that rocking horse is just devine,really beautiful ,hugs cheryl 62 xxx

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

You sound as busy as I am!!! Love the projects sitting around the room and that horse is something...ahhhh poor kittykat,,,I hope he is doing better by now.

sandra de said...

Poor bluebeard hope he is feeling better soon

karen said...

I hope Bleubeard is feeling better on his new food! You are a very busy lady, I hope you get some time just for you this week!
Happy WOYWW!

Neet said...

Am so worried about Bleubeard - just hope he kept this food down and that he begins to improve. he is your baby and it must be a worrying time for you.
Thanks for the rocking horse shot - love seeing all you have. Good luck with your swaps - know the feeling.
Take care of you and Bleubeard. ~69 (a cat lover)

Kaz said...

Best wishes to bluebeard, hope he recovers soon. You sound very busy at the moment, have a good week xx

kazx

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Poor Bleubeard- hope he feels better soon! And you with your busy, ole self, take care of yourself while enjoying having so many projects in the works!

Theresa said...

Busy Lady Elizabeth! Always fun seeing your horses and hope you get some cuddle time with Bleu:)

Twiglet said...

Glad you joined in - that little horse is lovely - don't work too hard tho!!

JoZart said...

Pleased you managed to post despite being so busy. It's appreciated by so many you can see! Have been thinking of Bleubeard and hope he is improving as it must be such a worry.
If you find time to visit my blog, take a look at the post before WOYWW. I think you might like to see them and look out for me as a Victorian kitchen maid too.
Take care,
JoZarty x

Magpie said...

Give my best to Bleubeard! I hope he is as good as new soon.

Good luck with all your projects. What fun!

The Paper Princess said...

I'm so sorry to hear that Bluebeard isn't well! I hope it isn't anything serious! Please let me know how he fares as I wouldn't want anything to happen to him!

I love this week's rocking horse!

I hope you are doing well on your swaps. I almost didn't make it either - I have been so exhausted this week. Hope you are recovered from your back injury. Mine has gotten worse (from the fall!) so I finally made it into the chiro today. He could not believe what a mess it was! I have an appt with him on Thurs as well!

Have a great week - take care of yourself!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Lionelsa said...

Thanks that you find time to visit my blog!I appreciate it.
Like your cat and this sweet horse on your desk.
And don't worry, you're not the only one with time managing problems :-)

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Love your rocking horse! Hope Bleubeard is doing better - what a gorgeous kitty!

Cardarian said...

Oh yet another lovely rocking chair - I can never get enough of them! Sorry Bluebird is not feeling well - I hope his new food will help!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Nicky said...

Glad you had chance to play - love the rocking horse - hope bluebeard is feeling right soon.

Cathy said...

Fab rocking horse, and I hope Bleubeard is feeling better soon.
Cathy xx

Sherry Goodloe said...

I love that little card on the table with the clothes on the line.

Hoping Bleubeard is on the mend.

Amy said...

Ick. I hate when cats are sick. At least their throw ups smell just like their food... could be worse.
The swap from hell will end.
Prolly.
A

Cindy McMath said...

Elizabeth, I'm so sorry Bleubeard is still sick! I hope the new designer food does the trick.

Cindy :)

Marilyn Rock said...

Love your rocking horse and I certainly hope Bluebeard feels better. Please keep us posted. xxoo Marilyn

Sherry said...

I'm glad you DID join in Elizabeth, and thanks for coming to visit me yesterday, always appreciated.

Hope you manage to get all your various tasks done on time.

I know what it's like to have sick pet, hope Bleubeard gets better very soon xx

Sherry (120)

Lou and Mel said...

I really hope your cat gets well - such a concern isnt it?

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Hope you get all your projects done and please give Bluebeard a big get well soon hug off me.

Have a fab week...A.xx(2)

Carola Bartz said...

I hope that Bleubeard will feel better really soon. He's so cute... I also love the rocking horse on wheels!

Rhonda said...

Blessings to Bluebeard, may he have a speedy recovery. As always, your rocking horses are awesome! Happy WOYWW!

Incipient Wings said...

I hope he gets better soon Elizabeth...

Carmen said...

Hope Bleubeard feels better soon, nothing worse than being hungry but not being able to keep it down - the poor thing.

The swaps all look very interesting.

Julie M said...

Sorry Bleubeard isn't feeling well, Elizabeth, hope he's better soon.

I love that beautiful vintage rocking horse, it's only going to take you about 8 years to feature them all at this rate!!

Julie

Clare H said...

Hope Bluebeard gets better soon!!

Scrapcollectr said...

Thanks for thinking so much of us that you gave us a peek even when your life is uber busy. *smile*. I think I figured out if I stay up late on Tuesday nights, I can post before the list gets too long (little things make me happy...Lol) Look like fun swaps. Healing hugs to Bleubeard...
#11

Susan Allan said...

I am keeping my fingers crossed for Bleubeard.XXXXXXXXXXX
Sue xx 71

see you there! said...

Thanks for another good link. Just thinking about being as busy as your are makes me dizzy.
Hope Bleubeard is getting better with the aid of his new food.

Darla

Elizabeth said...

So glad you posted this week because I really look forward to spotting your rocking horse(s) each week now - you've got me hooked. Hope your cat's tummy settles down with this new food. Elizabeth #113

She said...

Love your horse, hope Bluebeard is better soon. S #16

Daniele said...

sounds like you are busy at the moment, thanks for the peek
hugs

Scrapcat 1 said...

So glad you joined us all this week, hope Bluebeard is feeling better very soon.

Aisling said...

I'm also less inclined to show ATCs for swaps. Today I just gave a tiny little sneak peek. I hope you're not having troubles commenting on my blog, if so, please let me know if I can do something to make it easier. Happy WOYWW! #143

Aisling said...

How come a catchy Beatles song's playing through my head since I visited your blog, I wonder?
Happy WOYWW! #143

Aisling said...

Oops, sorry for spamming you, the previous comments was destined to another blog. Sorry!

KanataNewf said...

ooohhhh, love that rocking horse! And sorry to hear kitteh isn't feeling well. No fun when our fur-babies aren't doing so good. Hope he is feeling better soon.

Halle said...

Oh I hope the patient is feeling better. I'm anxiously awaiting my swap package as well. Not stalking the mailman yet...but by the end of the week I may be.

Mrs A. said...

Hope Bluebeard is managing to keep his short rations down. Iv'e just had to put my 3 on biscuits only until a tummy bug they all went down with cleared up. It's the stares of distain that I find the hardest to deal with.

kristie said...

looks like some craftiness going on there! poor bluebeard,, hope he feels better soon!

~*~Patty S said...

sending healing get well wishes to your sweet Bleubeard!

really fun seeing your rocking horses...they rock!

sorry bout that heehee!
oxo

Tammy said...

Feel better bluebird!!! Tammy

Lori Saul said...

Sounds like you are busy with lots going on. I do hope Bleubeard is okay- maybe he needs a little rest too! Love your rockinghorses!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

well, you certainly are busy this week! but everyone would be looking for you if you didn't join in so i'm glad you were able to join. so sorry to hear Bleubeard is not well. I hope his new diet agrees with him.
i'm off to Kirsty's blog now.
happy WOYWW from #20 this week

Kalyber said...

beautiful horse.

Ciara said...

I do hope Bleubeard feels better soon, it's horrid having a poorly pet. Especially when they look at you in a 'why do I feel like this?' sort of way :-(

Ciara
xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Ooh you're up against it - and becasue you chose to do the honourable thing and cover for flaky swapees - don't let it cause you stress tho'. Like how you used the dyed fabric as a book cover, how clever. Wishing Bleubeard a get well soon, then you'll both feel better, huh.

minnie_mac said...

Love the little horse.

Hope Bleubeard is feeling better today. Poor little sweetie. Yes, the price of these dried foods is alarming, but they do seem to go a long way so not as expensive as we think.

Marilyn

Melinda Cornish said...

I hope he is ok! At least he is eating, which I think is a good sign!

Sue from Oregon said...

I did not get to play along this week, but stopped in to see how Bluebeard was feeling and check out your rocking horse! Hope you are well!

butlersabroad said...

Glad you were able to make time to join in! Poor Bluebeard, hope he feels better soon, although I have to say, we humans eat a few smaller meals through the day, so perhaps it will be better for him too?

Hugs
Brenda 92

Kirsti said...

How cute is that horse...hope the cat is better soon...xxx

Anne said...

Hugs to Bluebeard -- get well soon
Anne xxx

Lisa said...

Many hugs to bleubeard and i love to read your blog

xx

JoZart said...

Hope both you and Bleubeard are OK... thinking of you especially as you've been quiet!
Sending healing hugs
joZarty x

Susan said...

Sorry I am so late this week. Hope Bleubeard is feeling better. Susan xxox #17

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Arh bless you, the only standard is the one you set yourself you know. Hope life gets a bit easier soon and Bleubeard is on the mend. Looking forward to seeing the results of your swaps. I've just started looking at bookmaking and binding. I have a strong feeling that is going to be my next strong interest........... At Julia's request I have put together a tutorial for sometime later this week, fingers crossed it will be well received :)